“17FOR17” poster exhibition by Danish & Russian designers in Moscow
The Russian State Library and Danish Cultural Institute in cooperation with Chora2030 and the Embassy of Denmark to Russia present the international poster exhibition by Danish and Russian designers dedicated to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. The exhibition will be on display at the Rosy hall of the Library between 4 March and 4 April 2021.
The “17FOR17” project began in 2016, when Chora2030, Danish non-profit organization, invited 17 Danish designers to interpret the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This collaboration resulted in a great success with exhibitions at a variety of major events in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Vejle and Bornholm.
17FOR17 includes the works by Kim Meyer Andersen, Per Arnoldi, Susse Fischer, Jan Grarup, Peter Gyllan, Rikke Hansen, Jonas Heckscher, Gitte Kath, Rasmus Koch, Hernrik Kubel, Mervyn Kurlansky, Finn Nygaard, Johan Adam Linneballe, Majbrit Linnebjerg, Bo Linnemann, Lene Rose, and Torben Skov. The Danish poster collection continued to the UN Headquarters in New York and Geneva, as well as to UN City in Copenhagen.
17FOR17 developed into an international project to include both Netherlandish and French designers in collaboration with AGI in Brussels. These collections were exhibited in Paris and in The Hague.
At the Russian National Library 17FOR17 will for the first time present the posters by Russian designers Peter Bankov, Eric Belooussov, Vladimir Chaika, Eugeny Dobrovinsky, Faldin Family, Yuri Gulitov, Igor Gurovich, Erken Kagarov, Olga Kovaleva, Jannete Mark, Pavel Pisklakov, Dmitry Rekin, Natasha Shendrik, Nikolay Shtok, Yuri Surkov, and Victor Tyapkov.
The exhibition will also feature a public talk “Poster as a statement” on March 18 at 19:00. In the first part, Lyubov Rodionova, head of the Art department of the Russian State Library, will tell about the history of posters and collection in the library. In the second part, Sergei Serov, curator of the international biennial of graphic design “Golden Bee”, will talk about contemporary interpretation of posters and collection of the biennale.